They're taking away Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon's hoodie?
I understand the whole uniform thing, that teams are teams and everyone should look the same, and one renegade wearing a hoodie could lead to total anarchy.
I mean, what if Evan Longoria used Maddon's hoodie to take the liberty of wearing a Tampa Bay replica pajama top instead of an authentic jersey? What if B.J. Upton suddenly figures it's OK to wear flip-flops with cleats on them for home games?
You never know into which dark neighborhoods one stinking hoodie could lead.
If I'm baseball, I'm banning those ridiculous-looking Elmer Fudd caps with the ear flaps long before I ban hoodies.
You want to talk about a wardrobe malfunction, those are a blight on the game far more than a hoodie-wearing manager.
Likes: Really looking forward to seeing Ike Davis play, but settle down, Mets fans. Unless he's got a medical degree, he won't solve ALL the Mets' issues. ... Love the 11 a.m. Patriot's Day Red Sox games. Living out west, nothing like baseball on the tube over breakfast at 8 a.m. I can think of dozens of worse ways to start the day. ... If you enjoy music and American history, a terrific read is The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger, by Alec Wilkinson. Seeger, an acquaintance of Woody Guthrie's back in the day, is a fascinating guy. And it's interesting to have it reinforced that some of the same issues we're living through today (is that guy a true American? Which are the real parts of America?) have been going on for decades.
Dislikes: Prayers for Nick Charles, the old sportscaster who was on CNN back in the very early days of CNN, is battling cancer.
Rock 'N' Roll Lyric of the Day:
"Now they took Pete Seeger before the law
"Put him on the witness stand
"But he stood right up to tyranny
"With just a banjo in his hand
"Such a righteous banjo picker
"Watching out for me and you
"That was just a man that wouldn't back down
"On three chords and the truth
-- Ry Cooder, Three Chords and the Truth